1Adonai said to Moshe, 2“I have singled out B’tzal’el the son of Uri the son of Hur, of the tribe of Y’hudah. 3I have filled him with the Spirit of God — with wisdom, understanding and knowledge concerning every kind of artisanry. 4He is a master of design in gold, silver, bronze, 5cutting precious stones to be set, woodcarving and every other craft.
6“I have also appointed as his assistant Oholi’av the son of Achisamakh, of the tribe of Dan. Moreover, I have endowed all the craftsmen with the wisdom to make everything I have ordered you — 7the tent of meeting, the ark for the testimony, the ark-cover above it, all the furnishings of the tent, 8the table and its utensils, the pure menorah and all its utensils, the incense altar, 9the altar for burnt offerings and all its utensils, the basin and its base, 10the garments for officiating, the holy garments for Aharon the cohen and the garments for his sons, so that they can serve in the office of cohen, 11the anointing oil and the incense of aromatic spices for the Holy Place: they are to make everything just as I have ordered you.”
12Adonai said to Moshe, 13“Tell the people of Isra’el, ‘You are to observe my Shabbats; for this is a sign between me and you through all your generations; so that you will know that I am Adonai, who sets you apart for me. 14Therefore you are to keep my Shabbat, because it is set apart for you. Everyone who treats it as ordinary must be put to death; for whoever does any work on it is to be cut off from his people. 15On six days work will get done; but the seventh day is Shabbat, for complete rest, set apart for Adonai. Whoever does any work on the day of Shabbat must be put to death. 16The people of Isra’el are to keep the Shabbat, to observe Shabbat through all their generations as a perpetual covenant. 17It is a sign between me and the people of Isra’el forever; for in six days Adonai made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day he stopped working and rested.’”
(ii) 18When he had finished speaking with Moshe on Mount Sinai, Adonai gave him the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.